Keep your hair happy and healthy all summer long using these natural, chemical-free methods.
We at Empress Hair Extensions believed that extensions add confidence to everyone who wears them but still nothing can beat your Natural Hair!
On summer, natural hair rules! Summer is the season where you let go of perfect, sleek hairdos and embrace that loose, natural look. So how you do protect them from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle.
1. Cover up!
Use a scarf or hat to cover your head when you’re out in the sun. Not only does this provide extra UV protection, but it also helps your scalp to retain moisture. A hat reduces damage caused by wind, especially if your hair is prone to tangling, and protects colour-treated hair.
2. Put your hair up in loose, comfortable styles
A messy braid is ideal for keeping your hair under control and minimizing exposure to the sun. Tight hairstyles can be damaging because they tend to pull and tear hair, especially if your hair is dry from the summer heat.
3. Wash less often
Frequent washing strips your scalp of its natural oils, which in turn stimulates additional oil production and makes you feel the need to wash it even more. Try just rinsing in the shower after a day at the beach or pool, and see if that gets rid of some extra oil.
4. Reduce the heat
Hair is already exposed to a significant amount of heat on a daily basis in the summer, and it will probably air-dry quickly anyways, so give the blow dryer a break and go au naturel if you can. Avoid flat-irons, too, as they will do further damage to already-dry hair. Plus, a sleek hairstyle only makes that frizz stand out more.
5. Condition always
Rinse with apple cider vinegar diluted in water for a quick natural conditioner. Try a natural deep conditioning treatment once a week to get that extra bit of moisture into your hair.
6. Try a hot oil rinse
Coconut, olive, and avocado oils are good at penetrating the hair shaft. Shampoo hair as usual then works in oil from ends to roots. Rinse, then condition as usual. Your hair should feel moisturized afterward, but not greasy.
7. Use a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush
Avoid pulling anything through your hair when it’s wet since that’s when it’s most susceptible to breaking. Wide-tooth combs are most gentle for untangling hair, as brushes can pull and tear when they snag strands.
Ladies, always remember at Empress Hair Extensions we only want the best for you! Happy Hair Shopping!